There has been an increasing trend throughout Australia to promote healthy eating in the office. Companies are reaping the benefits of helping staff stay healthy at work, because it gives staff a sense of wellbeing, there are fewer absent or sick days, people generally feel more energetic and productive and they’re less likely to feel anxious about getting enough vitamins and minerals throughout the day. After all, sometimes it’s hard to get in your daily “2 & 5” of fruit and veg.
The most successful way to support healthy eating in the workplace is to order in fresh office fruit on a regular basis that can be kept in the kitchen or pantry throughout the working week. Staff will be grateful, and as it's a very cost effective way of providing snacks, the finance department will be too!
The most convenient and cost effective way to order fruit for the office is via a corporate caterer who can get you a great price and will deliver the box straight to your company’s door so you don’t have to worry about couriers. The fruit can also be dropped off at each level or a specific area.
A good fruit box provider will ensure that 100% quality is guaranteed, and will have an existing relationship with whole fruit suppliers. This means they are not only supporting Australian growers, but they are ensuring the produce they purchase is incredibly fresh and locally grown in your area.
Finally, ensure that they can make special arrangements if your office is particularly large. You don’t want the fruit running out after the first five minutes.
The great thing about ordering whole fruit for the office is that there will be plenty of variety, as the produce will vary depending on the season and the time of year. For example, in the summer months, staff can enjoy delicious, juicy stone fruits that are full of fibre and vitamins A, C and E, while in winter, vitamin C-packed citrus fruits are perfect for keeping colds and flu at bay. The variety of crisp apples will rotate depending on season and not forgetting berries that will be at their best come spring time.
Bananas, pears, apples and kiwi fruits are likely to be a staple in most deliveries – a good thing as they’re hard to resist!
You might be getting your office fruit delivered once a week, or on all five days depending on the number of staff you have. Regardless, it’s a good idea to arrange consolidated monthly invoicing with your caterer as this will be far easier to stay on top of.
While you’re at it, why not see if they can provide you with other pantry essentials such as office milk, tea, coffee and other kitchen supplies? That way, you can stay brilliantly organised and amalgamate payments for all kitchen related provisions.